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Warming Chicken Stew with Goji Berries

This recipe is great for people looking for a little pick-me-up or for those who are prone to catching colds easily. It tonifies the qi and blood according to Chinese Medicine and is a great nourishing stew for when the weather starts to get chilly!


2 tbsp Olive Oil

2 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced

1 (3/4 inch) piece Fresh Ginger, peeled and minced

1 roasting Chicken, skinned and cut up OR 3-4 lbs skinless legs and/or breasts

2 medium sized Green Onions, chopped into ½ inch pieces, roots and tough tips discarded

3-4 tbsp Rice Wine or Dry Sherry

2 tbsp Soy Sauce

2 tbsp Goji Berries

1 ½ cups Water, Chicken Stock, or Vegetable Stock

1 tsp Dark Sesame Oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan and then add garlic and ginger and cook until garlic is golden (approx. 5 mins)

  2. Place chicken, garlic, ginger, green onions, wine, soy sauce, goji berries and water in a pot

  3. Bring mixture to a boil and cover and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through

  4. Sprinkle the sesame oil on top as a finishing touch

  5. Serve in a bowl with some of the broth or on top of rice with the broth as gravy


  • Warms the Stomach

  • Tonifies Qi

  • Nourishes Blood

  • Strengthens Liver and Kidneys

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